IPL 2020, MI vs RR, Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, Face-Off: Rohit Sharma vs Jofra Archer
IPL 2020, MI vs RR: Rohit Sharma is leading a batting juggernaut in Mumbai Indians while Jofra Archer has by far been the best bowler for Rajasthan Royals. This is a face-off that could be absorbing, irrespective of which side wins.
Rohit Sharma has led Mumbai Indians from the front so far
Rohit Sharma has been remarkably consistent on top of the order
Jofra Archer will be hoping to stop the marauding Mumbai Indians skipper
If there is one man who reflects his team's batting credentials, it is Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma. He has been remarkably consistent on top of the order and much of his team's success depends on how any tournament goes for him. He has led Mumbai Indians to four IPL titles, and each time he has led from the front. So, when he faces off with Rajasthan Royals fast bowler Jofra Archer, the latter will be hoping to stop the marauding skipper. Archer has been the best bowler for RR and while he is still short of able partners, Archer has delivered almost every time.
Rohit Sharma has scored 176 runs off five IPL 2020 matches at a strike rate of 144.26. He would definitely love to be more consistent, but in a batting line-up as strong as Mumbai Indians, he gets away with an odd failure.
Overall, Sharma has played a huge 193 IPL matches, scoring 5074 runs with a century and 38 fifties, at a strike rate of 131.24.
Jofra Archer has been a revelation for Rajasthan Royals. He has four wickets from four matches but it is his economy of 6.75 that is critical in a relatively weaker bowling attack.
Overall, Archer has played 25 IPL matches for 30 wickets at an economy of 7.40.
Note: All stats courtesy iplt20.com